Re: Rationalizing suffering

From: John Robb (
Date: Tue Apr 01 2003 - 15:15:06 MST


Do you really believe suffering should be alleviated? I think it is an
incredible motivator (I personally have always found that I work harder when
my back is against the wall). It is the ultimate object lesson.

I do think that regardless of the advances provided by the Singularity,
suffering will mutate and find us. If not physical then psychological.


John Robb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:35 PM
Subject: Rationalizing suffering

> "The human relationship with suffering is *very* similar to the
> relationship between hostages and hostage-takers in Stockholm Syndrome."
> -- Michael Raimondi
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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